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Born in 1955 in Barcelona, he lives and works in Paris and Barcelona.

Jaume Plensa studied at the Llotja School of Art and Design and at the Sant Jordi School of Fine Art. He is known for his innovative sculptural work, executed mostly on a large scale and often incorporating carved letters, water or elements of light. His work has gone through different stages, during which he explored materials such as iron, bronze and copper. In recent years, the artist has experimented with resin, glass, alabaster, plastic, video and sound. Plensa’s creations are conceived to provoke emotions and stimulate intellectual engagement. By means of conceptual dualities such as inside/outside, front/back, or light/dark, he seeks to connect with his viewers on an intuitive level.

In 2004, Plensa’s monumental interactive work of public art, Crown Fountain, was installed in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The installation composes of a black granite pool placed between a pair of glass brick towers, which display videos of local resident’s faces spouting water on visitors. His work Together was exhibited at the San Giorgio Maggiore basilica during the 56th Biennale of Venice in 2015. It won the Global Fine Art Award for best installation of public art.

Plensa was a professor at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts and holds a position as guest reader at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Besides sculpture, he has a passion for opera and theatre, and frequently collaborates in the production of stage design and costumes.

 

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